Dayton Pallet provides a wide range of recycled wooden pallets as a cost-effective alternative to brand new pallets. We assure our clients that every pallet is carefully-selected, inspected, and processed to meet the industry’s strict standards of good pallets. For our customer’s convenience, we can custom the size of the recycled pallets we have in case we don’t have stocks of their desired size. Further, we also offer Heat Treat services for pallets that require federal export compliance.
A remanufactured pallet is a pallet that has been previously used that may have come from deck boards when shipping a variety of products. A lot of pallets we have in the market have been refurbished or reused. There are plenty of reasons why the use of recycled pallets is getting more attention nowadays. We will discuss some of its characteristics, benefits, and its disadvantages as compared to using brand new pallets.
Capacity- Remanufactured pallets can carry up to 3,000 pounds. The extent of its capacity is greatly affected by how the product is distributed on the pallet. If the items are evenly situated on the pallet, then it can hold more weight. But, if the products are clustered in one area, then you can’t expect the pallet to be as durable as the other one.
Classification- Majority of companies classify recycled pallets using three essential qualities: dimension, number of stringers, and amount of repairs on the stringer. Other companies may also identify pallets based on their durability. We use the standard terminology of #1 Grade, #2 Grade to determine the classification of pallets in the industry. Some manufacturing companies use “A Grade” and “B Grade” to refer to their pallets.
Reduced moisture- Recycled pallets are less moist compared to new pallets because they have more time to dry. A new pallet usually contains 25% of moisture while a recycled pallet holds 15% of moisture content. It means there is less chance for moisture to stick to the packaging of the product placed on the pallet, which can cause damage to it. Further, since remanufactured pallets are relatively dry, they are less vulnerable to mold.
Pricing- Refurbished pallets are way more cost-efficient compared to new pallets available in the market. On average, the cost of recycled pallets falls at 40 to 60 percent of the total cost of brand new ones.
Inconsistent quality- Recycled pallets are gathered from different areas the chance of getting inconsistent quality in deck board diameter or spacing, or having nails that are not entirely removed from the deck boards is high. Moreover, it is difficult to track where each pallet came from. This information may not be that important for some, heavily-regulated industries require a clean history of pallets.
Limited supply- Although recycled pallets are getting more attention by the day, it can still be short in supply. This is because pallet recyclers can only manufacture pallets that they have repaired, which is heavily dependent on its availability on the market.
As a summary, a remanufactured pallet can hold a decent amount of pounds and will retain less moisture. While you may not exactly know where it originated from, recycled pallets get the job of carrying and transporting products from one point to another.